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In the White Light


Plains of Hoshido

New units

Felicia* or Jakob*



I'm sorry. I can't go back. King Garon is a coward and a liar. I've witnessed enough of his destruction. Causing an explosion in a crowded city center with no regard for innocent life. That's the action of a madman.
— Corrin

In the White Light is the sixth chapter of the Birthright campaign in Fire Emblem Fates. In this chapter, Corrin has made his/her fateful decision to take the Hoshidan side of the family's squabble and side with his/her (apparent) blood siblings, and thus must face off against the people he/she grew up knowing as his/her siblings.


The below plot corresponds to the use of a female Corrin. If you refresh this page, it is possible to get an alternate reading using a male variation instead.

Continuing from Corrin's decision having chosen to side with Hoshido, she tells Xander to withdraw his troops, after which Xander deduces Corrin's decision to which Corrin confirms; Xander states his fear that the Hoshidans might have tried to brainwash Corrin and states that he knows of her Hoshidan lineage yet still sees her as his sister and that Camilla, Leo, and Elise also feel that way before begging her to return to Nohr. Corrin states that she is not returning to Nohr and states that Garon is a coward and a liar, and that causing an explosion in a crowded city center with no regard for innocent life is a clear sign of a madman; Corrin then states that, if Garon thought of her as family, he would not have orchestrated that incident as she could have easily been killed alongside Mikoto, telling Xander that Garon is pure evil. Xander then starts attacking Corrin intent on getting her to change her mind and vowing to kill her if she does not comply, after which Ryoma jumps into the fray to protect Corrin; Xander then calls Camilla, Leo, and Elise into action, with them vowing to ensure Corrin returns to Nohr with them--this is followed by Ryoma calling Hinoka, Takumi, and Sakura into action, vowing to protect Corrin.

Right as the battle is about to begin, Jakob runs onto the battlefield and states that it took awhile to track Corrin down and asks her if everything is OK, to which Corrin states that they're far from OK but that there's no time to explain; Corrin tells Jakob that his timing is terrible and asks him what he's doing in the area at this time, to which Jakob states that he's been searching for Corrin the whole time and now that he's in the area, he'll be by her side. The battle begins at this point.

Once the battle ends, Corrin wonders if the future of the Hoshidans is a lifetime of conflict with Nohr, to which Azura states that she understands Corrin's reluctance to fight and suggests leaving the fighting to her and Ryoma; Corrin states that burying her head in the sand won't change the reality of the situation and reaffirms her decision to side with Hoshido, stating that the hardest choice she has ever had to make is hopefully the right choice that leads to peace. The intro cutscene to the Birthright campaign, "Hoshido Intro", plays at this point, followed by the tutorial and formal introduction to the My Castle concept.


Nohrian and Hoshidan royals clash blades on the battlefield. Corrin is torn between both kingdoms but finally makes a fateful decision...

Chapter data

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Defeat Xander. Ally Other Enemy
Defeat: Corrin dies. 9 0 5

This chapter's map is 20 columns by 22 rows.

Character data

New Units
Small portrait felicia fe14.png
Automatically from the start
(If Corrin is male)
Small portrait jakob fe14.png
Automatically from the start
(If Corrin is female)
Returning Characters

Small portrait avatar f-default fe14.pngSmall portrait kaze fe14.pngSmall portrait rinkah fe14.pngSmall portrait sakura fe14.pngSmall portrait azura fe14.png

Additionally, the player has playable access to Hinoka, Takumi, and Ryoma in this chapter, but these characters cannot gain experience, cannot trade their items with other characters, and will leave the player's control at chapter's end. These three set up as follows:

Hinoka Takumi Ryoma

Small portrait hinoka fe14.png
Is 3ds02 dragon vein icon.png Sky Knight
Level 8
Movement 7
Max HP 23 Speed 16
Strength 9 Luck 12
Magic 4 Defense 9+1
Skill 13 Resistance 15+1
Inventory Skills
Is 3ds02 naginata.png Iron Naginata Is 3ds02 rallying cry.png Rallying Cry
Is 3ds02 darting blow.png Darting Blow
Weapon Levels
3DSRankSword.png -- 3DSRankLance.png C 3DSRankAxe.png -- 3DSRankBow.png --
3DSRankTome.png -- 3DSRankStaff.png -- Shuriken -- 3DSRankStone.png --
Note: Hinoka's stats, but not her weapon, are the same as she will have when eventually recruited in chapter 8.

Item data

No items are obtained in this chapter.

Event tile data

There are no event tiles during the events of the chapter. When returning to the area for skirmishes, the following event tiles appear:

  • Column 20, row 1: The northeasternmost square of the map
  • Column 4, row 21: Four squares west, three squares south of the southwestern point of the southern bridge

Dragon Vein data

The Dragon Vein in this chapter is stated to have the effect "Use fire to dry up the river". It is located as follows:

  • Column 7, row 20: One square north, one square east of Elise's initial position

Enemy data

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory
Nohrian Fighter 6 1 Is 3ds02 axe.png Bronze Axe
Ma 3ds02 troubadour elise enemy.gif
Elise Troubadour 7 1 Is 3ds02 staff.png Heal
Is 3ds02 lily's poise.png Lily's Poise
Ma 3ds02 malig knight camilla enemy.gif
Camilla Malig Knight 3 1 Is 3ds02 tome.png FireIs 3ds02 axe.png Iron Axe
Is 3ds02 rose's thorns.png Rose's Thorns
Ma 3ds02 dark knight leo enemy.gif
Leo Dark Knight 2 1 Is 3ds02 tome.png Brynhildr
Is 3ds02 pragmatic.png PragmaticIs 3ds02 malefic aura.png Malefic AuraIs 3ds02 heartseeker.png Heartseeker
Ma 3ds02 paladin xander enemy.gif
Xander Paladin 5 1 Is 3ds02 sword.png Siegfried
Is 3ds02 chivalry.png ChivalryIs 3ds02 elbow room.png Elbow Room
Name Class Lv # Inventory

Boss data

Main article: Xander

Normal Hard/Lunatic

Small portrait xander fe14.png
Level 5
Movement 8
Max HP 38 Speed 11
Strength 12 Luck 18
Magic 2 Defense 18+4
Skill 12 Resistance 11
Inventory Skills
Is 3ds02 sword.png Siegfried Is 3ds02 chivalry.png Chivalry
Is 3ds02 elbow room.png Elbow Room
Weapon Levels
3DSRankSword.png B 3DSRankLance.png D 3DSRankAxe.png -- 3DSRankBow.png --
3DSRankTome.png -- 3DSRankStaff.png -- Daggers -- 3DSRankStone.png --


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In other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English In the White Light
Reaching for the Light Popularly known by this name prior to the international release of the chapter.
Japanese 光へ手を伸ばす


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The Path Is Yours In the White Light A Vow Upheld
Fire Emblem Fates
Playable characters Birthright AsugiAzamaAzuraCaeldoriCorrinDwyerFeliciaHanaHayatoHinataHinokaHisameIzanaJakobKadenKageroKanaKazeKiragiMidoriMitamaMozuOboroOrochiReinaRhajatRinkahRyomaSaizoSakuraScarletSelkieSetsunaShigureShiroShuraSilasSophieSubakiTakumiYukimura
Conquest ArthurAzuraBennyBerukaCamillaCharlotteCorrinDwyerEffieEliseFeliciaFloraForrestGunterIgnatiusIzanaJakobKanaKazeKeatonLaslowLeoMidoriMozuNilesNinaNyxOdinOpheliaPercyPeriSelenaShigureShuraSiegbertSilasSoleilSophieVelouriaXander
Revelation ArthurAsugiAzamaAzuraBennyBerukaCaeldoriCamillaCharlotteCorrinDwyerEffieEliseFeliciaFloraForrestFugaGunterHanaHayatoHinataHinokaHisameIgnatiusJakobKadenKageroKanaKazeKeatonKiragiLaslowLeoMidoriMitamaMozuNilesNinaNyxOboroOdinOpheliaOrochiPercyPeriReinaRhajatRinkahRyomaSaizoSakuraScarletSelenaSelkieSetsunaShigureShiroShuraSiegbertSilasSoleilSophieSubakiTakumiVelouriaXander
DLC Anna
Non-playable characters CadrosCassitaIkonaKaterinaLaylaLilithMoroRainbow Sage
Bosses ???AnankosAnthonyAreteCandaceDaichiDanielaFunkeGaronGazakHaitakaHansIagoKilmaKotaroKumageraLlewelynLloydMikotoNicholOmozuSennoSumeragiTakumiTarbaZharaZola
amiibo characters IkeLucinaMarthRobin
Regalia and personal weapons Astral BlessingAurgelmirBifröstBölverkBrynhildrChakramExcaliburFujin YumiGanglariHagakure BladeMissiletainnPursuerRaijintoSiegfriedSkadiWaterwheelYato
Chapters Prologue Pr: Ties That Bind • 1: Nohr • 2: Gift of Ganglari • 3: Journey Begins • 4: Hoshido • 5: Mother • 6: The Path Is Yours
Birthright 6: In the White Light • 7: A Vow Upheld • 8: Fierce Winds • 9: Land of Gods • 10: Ninja Village • 11: To the Sea • 12: Dark Reunion • 13: Another Hope • 14: Light Scatters • 15: Wolfskin Peak • 16: Pleasure Palace • 17: Lost in the Ice • 18: Leo • 19: Rainbow Sage • 20: Fort Dragonfall • 21: Burning Falls • 22: Hidden Capital • 23: Camilla • 24: Tears of a Dragon • 25: Traitor Revealed • 26: Xander • 27: King Garon • Final: Dawn Breaks
Conquest 6: Embrace the Dark • 7: A Dragon's Decree • 8: Cold Reception • 9: Another Trial • 10: Unhappy Reunion • 11: Rainbow Sage • 12: Bitter Intrigue • 13: Uprising • 14: Voice of Paradise • 15: The Black Pillar • 16: Invasion • 17: Den of Betrayal • 18: Black & White • 19: Kitsune Lair • 20: Winds of Change • 21: Eternal Stairway • 22: Sakura • 23: Possessed • 24: Hinoka • 25: Ryoma • 26: Treason • 27: The Empty King • Final: Night Breaks Through
Revelation 6: Into the Ground • 7: Unspeakable World • 8: Traitor's Brand • 9: Wanderer • 10: Voice of a God • 11: Mutual Enemies • 12: Frozen Sea • 13: A Lost Peace • 14: Orders • 15: Rainbow Sage • 16: White Flames • 17: Black Flames • 18: Veiled Kingdom • 19: Hidden Strings • 20: Seeds of Doubt • 21: Going Forward • 22: Memories • 23: Arete Undone • 24: Days Lost • 25: Blades Drawn • 26: The Vallite King • 27: Hear My Cry • Final: Anankos
Paralogues Pr1: Tragic Start • Pr2: Dragon Blood • Pr3: Surprise Duet • Pr4: Fight or Flight • Pr5: Bold Approach • Pr6: Herbal Remedy • Pr7: Father & Liege • Pr8: A Great Hunt • Pr9: Saizo vs. Saizo • Pr10: Hunter & Prey • Pr11: A Long Grudge • Pr12: Sweet Dreams • Pr13: Truly Talented • Pr14: After the End • Pr15: Hidden Bravery • Pr16: Abducted • Pr17: Two Defenders • Pr18: Nutty Family • Pr19: Great Heroism • Pr20: Ultimate Power • Pr21: Bright Smile • Pr22: Abrupt Clash
DLC chapters Ghostly GoldBoo CampMuseum MeleeBeach BrawlRoyal RoyaleBefore AwakeningHidden Truths 1Hidden Truths 2Vanguard DawnAnna on the RunBallistician BlitzWitches' TrialA Gift from AnnaAnother Gift from AnnaI: In Endless DreamsII: Realms CollideIII: The Changing TideIV: Light's SacrificeV: Endless DawnEnd: Lost in the WavesHoshidan Festival of BondsNohrian Festival of Bonds
Hero Battles Hero-King MarthRadiant Hero IkePrincess LucinaGrandmaster Robin
Locations Deeprealms (My Castle) • Hoshido (Flame TribeIzumoKohgaMokushuWind Tribe) • Nohr (Dragon's GateIce TribeNestra) • Valla (Bottomless Canyon)
Groups, objects, and concepts Curse of VallaDragon VeinMy Castle
Related topics Ancient TextsDownloadable contentName chartPre-release information (Unused content) • Soundtrack